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Letters rom the East

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known but all offer insight into the minds of those who took part in the crusading movement. He time while crusaders and pilgrims knew they were defining moments in their lives There are accounts of all the great events rom the triumph all the events rom the triumph the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 to the disasters of Hattin great events A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present from the triumph the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 to the disasters of Hattin 1187 and the loss of Acre in 1291 These had an impact on the lives of all Latin Christians but at the same time individualselt impelled to describe both their own personal achievements and disappointmen. No written source is entirely WITHOUT LITERARY ARTIFICE BUT THE LETTERS literary artifice but the letters rom Asia Minor Syria and Palestine in the high middle ages come closest to recording the real of those who lived in and VISITED THE CRUSADER STATES THEY ARE the crusader states They are of reflective pieces but they do convey the immediacy of circumstances which were Ormblomman freuently dramatic and often life threatening Those settled in the Eastaced crises all